Have you been considering hiring someone for home deck repair? Maybe you have planned for a roof deck installation? In both cases, you will need to decide on a paint or stain for your deck and we think our guide can be of some help.
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Choosing the right color scheme for your deck depends on varied factors. Whether you are redoing an existing deck, building a rooftop deck, or adding an attached deck to your home, it is important to first be sure that your home’s exterior and surrounding landscape are visually where you want them to be. Let’s find out why.
You always want your deck color to complement your home’s exterior. Your best bets are to pull color from the facade or pick an accent shade that works well with your home’s exterior. A professional with training and a good eye for color can help you elevate the overall look of your deck and home by suggesting the right shades to use.
1. Surrounding landscape
You cannot have a grey deck with a backyard covered in cherry blossoms. You want something that’ll complement the stunning visual that is a tree covered in pink delicate flowers. Similarly, if your backyard stretches out into acres of green lawns and woods, you want earthy tones and a rustic aesthetic on your deck to blend with the surroundings. Not something industrial. Though your surrounding landscape will often be secondary to your home’s exterior when painting a deck, keeping the landscape in mind will help you give the entire property a more cohesive look.
2. Deck material
The limitation with deck material isn’t as cosmetic as it is practical. Wood and composite materials can be stained or painted and so can concrete. However, if your deck has brick flooring, painting it may be a little tricky. Especially if you want nothing less than a chic, upscale aesthetic. In case of brick flooring, consider rugs as an alternative to paint.
3. Wear and tear
You’ll have to pick your finish or paint based on which areas of the deck get used most. The railings, stairs and areas near the furniture will experience more wear and tear than spots that aren’t frequently trod on. For the frequently used areas, you’ll want to choose a durable seal or retouch the areas more frequently. Remember, any finish or paint job can only continue to look brilliant for years with regular cleaning and maintenance.
Now that we know the factors at play, let’s look at some color options for your deck.
1. Shades of gray
Dark, light and other shades of gray are almost always likely to complement a white or exposed brick exterior. Other shades of siding it’ll match are tan, green, and gray. The trick is to find the perfect shade to work with your siding and the best way to do that is by swatching a few samples.
2. Shades of brown
If you have beautiful manicured lawns with green landscape around you, there’s nothing like a wooden deck or a deck painted in shades of brown. You can use this shade with blue, tan or green exteriors and consider throwing in a metal railing to add to its overall charm.
3. Pastels and whites
A nice pastel pink or green can really stand out on a deck. But the only downside is that these shades will primarily looks good with white and beige exterior colors.
How do I find deck contractors near me?
After reading our guide, you may feel the urge to take up a deck painting project. And while we applaud the DIY spirit in most people, hiring a contractor has benefits that cannot be matched; better deals on material, a guaranteed good job, and advice from a trained and skilled construction expert.
Call our contractors on (610)-890-5620 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.